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MORTIMER-GIBSON, Frederick 'Rick' On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, at the age of 74, family and friends of Frederick (Rick) Mortimer-Gibson lost this wonderful, gentle and caring man to two terrible illnesses – depression and anxiety. 

He left behind a small but close circle of people who loved him so dearly. 

He is survived by his ex-wife and closest friend Shana, their sons Cameron and Benjamin (Vanessa), and his sister Ruth (Bob) Jamieson.  His 1st grandchild is due in late November – this joyous arrival he will sadly miss.

Rick was loved like a brother by his sister-in-law Jenny Bodnar, with whom he spent many happy hours.  He will also be greatly missed by his sisters-in-law Sherry Pavey and Holly (Don) Howard; as well as nieces and nephews. 

The family wishes to thank the dispatcher, the paramedics and the Durham Region Police Officers who responded to our call.  Their kindness, sympathy and professionalism will always be remembered. A special thank you to officer John Bell for going above and beyond in providing support and compassion to us on that difficult day.

Also, thank you to the Coroner, Dr. Robert Allin, who was very sympathetic and knowledgeable. 

As per his wishes, Rick will be cremated and a private family interment will take place in Gananoque, Ontario.  A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. 

Rick has always been supportive of our families love of animals.  In Rick’s memory a donation to SAINT Rescue and Adoption (PO Box 61 Pickering, Pickering, Ontario L1V 2R2), or a CHARITY of your choice would be greatly appreciated. 

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